“ROOM 237” trailer is a fantastic play on “THE SHINING’s”

Rodney Ascher’s gripping, out-there chronicle of six critics, historians and conspiracy theorists and the fantastical meanings they’ve dug deep to find in THE SHINING has a brilliant trailer!

In the original trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror, audiences were introduced to the iconic elevators that spill an overwhelming amount of blood. It soaks the floor, the walls and eventually the screen, as if you’re now awash in it. For many, including the six profiled in ROOM 237, they were. It was as if the blood spilled directly out of their televisions and VCR’s, coating them in something unforgettable, dense and mindbending. A quite literal, and stunning translation of such follows in the first trailer for ROOM 237, a film made up of only clips from THE SHINING and other films, with no talking heads so that the theories, however ridiculous, have a chance to bleed and weave into and out of each other and bring you to a state where you just may consider the silliest one.

IFC releases ROOM 237 on March 29 in New York City, at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunim Monroe Film Center and everywhere via various forms of On Demand and digital download. Apple premiered. Click through, both the movie and trailer are must-see!


by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-02-08 19:18:10

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